The District 209 school board voted Jan. 15 to extend by two years the contract of Superintendent Nettie Collins-Hart, who was hired in 2008. The new contract extends to June 2015. She also received a $20,000 raise.

“I think the superintendent has done a great job,” said former board president Chris Welch. “She has brought stability to a needed position. In addition, she basically has to work for two boards.”

Collins-Hart currently earns $218,791.13. She also receives a $9,000 annuity and almost $49,000 in other benefits, according to the compensation report on the district’s website.

Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...